If you’ve ever seen the video above, or similar ones circulating social media, you’re likely excited at the prospect of spider veins vanishing right before your eyes. However, these videos are very misleading. We tell our patients to expect full results within three to six weeks. Slightly larger veins can take several months, and many patients require more than one treatment.
After your sclerotherapy procedure, the treated veins do not return. However, we will also discuss with you lifestyle changes to help you prevent new spider veins and varicose veins from forming.
Is Sclerotherapy Safe?
Sclerotherapy is considered safe for most patients. During your initial consultation, we will go over your medical history and examine your veins to determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment. This will include going over your medications, health conditions you’re currently being treated for, and any allergies you have. For most healthy patients, sclerotherapy is safe with only mild, short-term side-effects.
Who Will Perform My Sclerotherapy Procedure?
At Vein Specialists of the South and our sister practice Spa Medical, only vein specialists who are physicians, physician assistants, and nurses can perform a sclerotherapy procedure. Our practice is also a training facility, so our providers are not only experienced in treating patients, we teach others how to as well.
What Are The Possible Side Effects Of A Sclerotherapy Treatment?
All medical treatments carry a certain degree of risks. However, side effects following a sclerotherapy procedure are generally very mild and well tolerated.
What Is The Recovery Time Following Sclerotherapy Injections?
One of the great things about a sclerotherapy procedure is that it carries no downtime. You will be able to immediately return to your regular routine. We even encourage you to continue your normal fitness routine, as it will help speed along recovery.
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
Sclerotherapy results after one treatment
Sclerotherapy cost varies from patient to patient. The cost to you will depend upon how much of the sclerosing solution is required to treat your visible veins. You may also require repeated treatments, which can also affect the cost. Also, as sclerotherapy for spider veins is considered a cosmetic procedure, insurance will not cover it.
What Kind Of Aftercare Is Required Following Sclerotherapy Injections?
We will advise you to wear compression garments following your sclerotherapy procedure. This is to help speed up the healing process and improve your results. We have a wide selection of fashionable compression items, including a compression membership program to help you earn free and reduced price compression wear. It’s recommended that you purchase several items, as you will be wearing them for several weeks following your treatment.
A couple of weeks following your sclerotherapy treatment, you will return to our office for a follow-up to allow us to examine your results. This will also allow us to ensure you aren’t experience any rare, but more serious, complications.
What Is The Effectiveness Of A Sclerotherapy Procedure? What If It Didn’t Work?
According to the Mayo Clinic, the success rate of sclerotherapy remains steady at approximately 60 to 80 percent. In the 20 to 40 percent of cases where treatment doesn’t show full results after a single treatment, the sclerotherapy procedure can be repeated to improve your results.
How Does The Sclerotherapy Solution Work?
After the provider administers the sclerosing agent, it will damage and scar the inside lining of the vein. This process is painless, so you won’t feel any of it as the vein ultimately collapses. The vein will close and fade over a period of a few weeks to months.
Where Will My Sclerotherapy Be Performed?
We have two locations in Central Georgia. The first and original location is in Downtown Macon; the second is in Warner Robins, near Robins Air Force Base. Treatment is an in-office procedure, so you can have treatment in the same location where you had your consultation and evaluation.
Get Sclerotherapy In Macon Or Warner Robins, GA, At Vein Specialists Of The South
Dr. Kenneth Harper is the founder of Vein Specialists of the South and is a leader in comprehensive vein care. Since 2000, Dr. Harper has performed well over 6,000 vein removal procedures successfully. Our treatment facilities focus exclusively on the treatment and removal of troublesome veins and related conditions. With our expertise and vast experience, you can rest easy knowing that you are in capable and caring hands. Contact us for a consultation and get started on the path for more beautiful looking legs without unsightly varicose or spider veins.